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I cannot believe the last time I posted something was before Summer… WOW ! Summer literally flew by and we were so busy. Travels, teen activities, college preps….. we did ’em all! 

Now that we are back in school, I am all set with my new schedule. School, work, more teen activities and more college applications ….. Oh well! It’s all part of life 🤷🏻‍♀️

Although there were no posts, I must confess I have been sharing pictures and short videos on Instagram… Oops! Sorry!! Its much easier to post something on IG although it takes away all the details and the fun of blogging. I enjoy writing all about the recipes and the experience of making a dish.

So here’s to a future of delicious dishes which are easy to prepare and good for you!

Although I have not been posting, I do have a lot of easy recipes to share. A sneak peek of dishes to come – couple of simple soups even for the summer – light and refreshing. Lemony tofu – again perfect for hot days. 

Lets kick-off this season with a warm and hugging one-pot meal. Today lets look at a comfort food – Tomato bath. 

I love one-pot dishes which are wholesome and hug you like a warm blanket. 

Tomato bath comes together in the InstantPot in under 30 minutes. The carb component comes from red rice and moong dal, which also contributes to the protein content along with quinoa. I use equal quantities of all three (use them as per your preference). Add veggies of choice. The mandatory ingredient is chopped tomatoes – 3 large or go for a can of diced tomatoes. I also add peanuts which gives a nice texture. 

Serve it with a mixed vegetable raitha. It will be one comforting and complete meal. 

Also check out these other warm n comforting meals –

Red rice and Moong dal khichdi

Red rice and Black-eyed peas hotch-potch in Instant pot

Bisibelabath in Instant pot

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Tomato Bhath in InstantPot

Tomato bath comes together in the InstantPot in under 30 minutes. The carb component comes from red rice plus moong dal. Which also contributes to the protein content along with quinoa. I use equal quantities, use them as per your preference. Veggies of choice. The mandatory ingredient is chopped tomatoes – 3 large or go for a can of diced tomatoes. I also add peanuts which adds a nice texture. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8

Equipment

  • InstantPot

Ingredients

Dry Spices – Cardamom, Cinnaon, Cloves, bay leaf

  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 Shallot finely chopped
  • 2-3 pods Garlic sliced
  • 1 inch Ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1 cup Red Rice
  • 1 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Tomatoes diced
  • 2 cups Vegetables-mixed Carrots, potato, peas, beans, cauliflower etc.

Instructions

  • Start an InstantPot on Saute mode
  • Add oil and fry the dry spices and Fennel seeds
  • Add shallots, garlic and ginger and fry for a couple of minutes 
  • Add all the other ingredients + 5 cups of water; salt to taste
  • Cook on Pressure for 12 minutes
  • Let it sit for few minutes and then release pressure
  • Mix lightly and serve with some chips and raitha
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